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John Armstrong was working for Firstan - a Cambridgeshire-based independent firm that manufactures and prints packaging for pharmaceuticals for various sectors - when his limb sustained severe crush injuries after coming into contact with the active parts of a piece of machinery.
As a result of this incident at the company's depot in Huntingdon, the 63-year-old needed around 100 stitches on his arm, hand and wrist.
The accident occurred as he worked with equipment designed to fold and flatten boxes for the medical sector and an investigation conducted afterwards found that his employer had not taken sufficient measures to ensure that the dangerous parts of the machine could not be accessed by workers.
Firstan admitted breaking the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, meaning Mr Armstrong may decide to seek civil damages.
Posted by Patrick White
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